Just in case you thought otherwise, a large proportion of this blog is dedicated to the weird and the wonderful. This video clip has it all. Ridiculous intro with celebrity? Check. Questionable costumes (a la chain mail mask)? Check. Hilarious lyrics (“If you want to play with me, you better learn the ruuuuuulllleesssss”). Check.
Playing around with my new lens. I bought an old Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens for $100 and took this shot minutes after pulling it out of the box. The lovely Sam having a lean at work. I really dig it, as it solves a lot of problems for me since I’m most often using my camera in low light and it’s also a great choice for shooting portraits. The problem now is getting the focus right, something I haven’t had a very strong eye for in the past (in this one it’s his fringe that’s most in focus…).
I’d almost forgot about these. These played as a promotion for the Beastie Boy’s ‘Hello Nasty’ album on late night TV for about a week. They really spun me out as they bought ad time between all of the other infomercials at 2am, so it was a seamless and unexplained transition between ‘regular’ television and these. Which of course begs the question of what a young man like me was doing watching infomercials every night. It was at the height of the Infomercial era, I mean some of those were like art you know?
Tom Waits performing ‘The Piano Has Been Drinking’ on some local show. The hosts are interesting or … something. It works, kinda. The interview afterwards is damn good if only for his famous ‘bottle in front of me’ quote.